Drake, Bieber rake in noms for 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Bieber rake in noms for 2011 Billboard Music Awards
The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese
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Toronto, ON (April 13, 2011) – The finalists for The 2011 Billboard Music Awards have been announced and Canadians Justin Bieber and Drake could be walking away with some new hardware during the live broadcast on Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Homegrown sensation Drake is up for awards in four categories including Top Rap Artist, while Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber is a finalist in 11 categories including Top Artist, closely behind Rihanna who is in the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories, including Top Artist and Top Female Artist. Other favoured artists include Eminem, who is a finalist in 16 award categories, Lady Gaga with 12 categories, Bruno Mars with 11 and Taio Cruz with five. The 2011 Billboard Music Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with finalists and winners determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com, during the eligibility period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The 46 award categories are based on measures provided by Billboard’s data partners, including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.

The finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards are:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

Top Female Artist:
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle
Eminem
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Eminem
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Drake
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist:
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Streaming Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Digital Media Artist:
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Black Eyed Peas
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist:
Alicia Keys
Monica
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Eminem
Lil Wayne
Ludacris
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist:
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Train

Top Alternative Artist:
The Black Keys
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse

Top Latin Artist:
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

Top Dance Artist:
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LaRoux
Rihanna

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin

ALBUMS AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Justin Bieber -- My World 2.0
Susan Boyle -- The Gift
Eminem -- Recovery
Lady Antebellum -- Need You Now
Taylor Swift -- Speak Now

Top Pop Album:
Justin Bieber -- My World 2.0
Black Eyed Peas -- The E.N.D.
Ke$ha -- Animal
Lady Gaga -- The Fame
Katy Perry -- Teenage Dream

Top R&B Album:
Monica -- Still Standing
Rihanna -- Loud
Sade -- Stronger Than Love
Trey Songz -- Passion, Pain & Pleasure
Usher -- Raymond v. Raymond

Top Rap Album:
Drake -- Thank Me Later
Eminem -- Recovery
Nicki Minaj -- Pink Friday
Lil Wayne -- I Am Not a Human Being
Kanye West -- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean -- My Kinda Party
Lady Antebellum -- Need You Now
Sugarland -- The Incredible Machine
Taylor Swift -- Speak Now
Zac Brown Band -- The Foundation

Top Rock Album:
The Black Keys -- Brothers
Jack Johnson -- To the Sea
Kid Rock -- Born Free
Linkin Park -- A Thousand Suns
Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More

Top Alternative Album:
The Black Keys -- Brothers
Jack Johnson -- To the Sea
Kings of Leon -- Come Around Midnight
Linkin Park -- A Thousand Suns
Mumford & Sons -- Sigh No More

Top Latin Album:
Marc Anthony -- Iconos
Camila -- Dejarte De Amar
Enrique Iglesias -- Euphoria
Prince Royce -- Prince Royce
Shakira -- Sale El Sol

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Daft Punk -- Tron Legacy (Soundtrack)
Lady Gaga -- The Fame
Lady Gaga -- The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga -- The Remix
Owl City -- Ocean Eyes

Top Christian Album:
MercyMe -- The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Skillet -- Awake
tobyMac -- Tonight
Chris Tomlin -- And If Our God is for Us
Various Artists -- WOW Hits 2011

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love The Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"

Top Digital Song:
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams -- "Airplanes"
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"

Top Radio Song:
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Usher Featuring Pitbull -- "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Lady Antebellum -- "Need You Now"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Nelly -- "Just A Dream"

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris -- "Baby"
Eminem -- "Not Afraid"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Lady Gaga -- "Bad Romance"
Shakira Feat. Freshleyground -- "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)"

Top Pop Song:
Taio Cruz -- "Dynamite"
Bruno Mars -- "Just the Way You Are"
Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg -- "California Gurls"
Katy Perry -- "Firework"
Katy Perry -- "Teenage Dream"

Top R&B Song:
Alicia Keys -- "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)"
Rihanna Featuring Drake -- "What's My Name"
Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj -- "Bottoms Up"
Usher Feat. will.i.am -- "OMG"
Usher -- "There Goes My Baby"

Top Rap Song:
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams -- "Airplanes"
B.o.B Feat. Bruno Mars -- "Nothin' on You"
Eminem Feat. Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Far*East Movement Feat. Dev & The Cataracs -- "Like A G6"
Nelly -- "Just a Dream"

Top Country Song:
The Band Perry -- "If I Die Young"
Lady Antebellum -- "Need You Now"
Miranda Lambert -- "The House That Built Me"
Sugarland -- "Stuck Like Glue"
Taylor Swift -- "Mine"

Top Rock Song:
The Dirty Heads Featuring Rome -- "Lay Me Down"
Florence + The Machine -- "Dog Days Are Over"
Mumford & Sons -- "Little Lion Man"
Neon Trees -- "Animal"
Train -- "Hey, Soul Sister"

Top Alternative Song:
Florence + The Machine -- "Dog Days Are Over"
Linkin Park -- "Waiting on the End"
Mumford & Sons -- "The Cave"
Mumford & Sons -- "Little Lion Man"
Neon Trees -- "Animal"

Top Latin Song:
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Juan Luis Guerra "Cuando Me Enamoro"
Pitbull -- "Bon Bon"
Shakira -- "Gypsy"
Shakira Feat. El Cata -- "Loca"
Shakira Feat. Freshleyground -- "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)"

Top Dance Song:
Lady Gaga -- "Bad Romance"
Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce -- "Telephone"
La Roux -- "Bulletproof"
Edward Maya &Vika Jigulina -- "Stereo Love"
Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup -- "We Speak No Americano"

Top Christian Song:
Kris Allen -- "Live Like We're Dying"
MercyMe -- "All of Creation"
Sanctus Real -- "Lead Me"
tobyMac -- "Get Back Up"
Chris Tomlin -- "Our God"

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media, and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions.

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